Macrobert News

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Photo Competition: Family is what you make it

This season we're inviting you to join the conversation about Family, inspired by the brand new production Red Dust Road (29 & 30 Aug). It tells the story Jackie Kay's journey to find her birth parents and the discovery that we are shaped by the folk songs we hear as much as the cells in our body.  If you'd like to be part of our Conversation Exhibition then send us a 'family' photo that means a lot to you and a short description of who's in the picture and why it is important. 

The lions at Blair Drummond are racing for tickets to The Lion King

Excitement is building for the arrival of Disney’s The Lion King on Fri 19 July and the lions at Blair Drummond Safari Park are getting in on the action. Some of our team dropped by to deliver the lion’s family ticket in person and got the chance to ‘meet’ the The Lion King of the Safari Park and his pride.

Marking the latest step in the University redevelopment project

Performers from the Macrobert Arts Centre helped mark the latest step in the £21.7 million redevelopment of the University of Stirling campus. The Campus Central project, which includes an extensive refurbishment of the University’s existing atrium and a three-storey extension, will join the heart of the University with the Macrobert Arts Centre, as well as adding more than 50% of extra learning, social and study space for staff and students.

Robert the Bruce + Q&A with Angus Macfadyen and Robert Gray

When Robert The Bruce, the sequel to Braveheart, screens at Macrobert Arts Centre on Fri 28 Jun audiences are in for a treat as Angus Macfadyen (Robert the Bruce himself) will be on hand for a Q&A in person after the film. He’ll be joined by the film’s director Richard Gray and with tickets from only £4.50 this is a not-to-be missed night out.
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BSL Director Trainee Petre Dobre

Last year, we appointed Scotland’s first ever BSL Director Trainee, Petre Dobre, and we are delighted to introduce his sharing pieces Heartsore and 9/11 on Fri 21 Jun at 7pm. Petre has also created a video about his journey to becoming BSL Director Trainee at Macrobert Arts Centre and what he has learnt throughout the past year.

Young Reviewers - What Girls Are Made Of

Last weekend, we had another couple of young reviewers at What Girls Are Made Of. Have a look at what they thought of the show, discovering the story of a schoolgirl from Glenrothes who was catapulted into a rockstar lifestyle as the singer in a new indie band. Touring with Radiohead and partying with Blur...


We're delighted to announce that The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will be screened live on the big screen at the Arts Centre from this summer. July and August will see encore screenings of Romeo et JulietteI (20 Jul, 5.55pm), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (3 Aug, 5.55pm), Aida (17 Aug, 5.55pm) and La Boheme (31 Aug, 5.55pm), prior to the launch of The Met: Live in HD’s 14th season on Sat 12 Oct with Puccini’s Turandot.
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Young Reviewers - This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

On Sat 11 May, a couple of our young reviewers went along to Stellar Quines production of This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing. Have a look at what they thought of the opening night of this modern fairytale...
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Stirling Women's Aid Film Takeover

Stirling Women's Aid takeover our film programme in the Playhouse next weekend (Fri 3 to Sun 5 May). They've selected four films to show throughout the weekend, including The Company of Wolves (Fri 3 May), Me Without You (Sat 4 May), Maeve (Sat 4 May) and a double bill of Dream Girls & Shinjuku Boys (Sun 6 May).

Vote in Tesco Bags of Help

Macrobert Arts Centre is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awarded to local community projects. Vote in Tesco stores in Stirling and Bridge of Allan for our Christmas Appeal 2019. Every year, we raise funds for their Christmas Appeal, to allocate free Pantomime tickets for local, disadvantaged children, families and older members of the community to ensure everyone can experience the magic of Christmas. Macrobert Arts Centre works with over 30 local charities to make sure the tickets reach those most in need including Stirling Young Carers, Action for Children, Home Start, Stirling Women’s Aid and Strathcarron Hospice.